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Comic 2034 - Ep. 27, Page 85

10th Dec 2015, 9:20 PM in Episode 27 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 10th Dec 2015, 9:20 PM edit delete
smbhax
A new BBC article reveals that scientists think they have an explanation for Ceres' mystery bright spots spotted by the Dawn probe in the bottoms of craters on the dwarf planet: "they are places where impacts have excavated a briny layer of water-ice under the dwarf planet's surface."

Also, clay materials with an ammonia component are thought to have been spotted across the Ceres' surface; because ammonia boils away to a gas "above about 100 kelvin (-173C)"—a temperature that is met in Ceres' current orbit—these "ammoniated phyllosilicates" would not normally have been able to form so close to the Sun, suggesting that Ceres may have come from a much colder area, farther out in the Solar System.

Comments:

cattservant 10th Dec 2015, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
She looks a little feral.
smbhax 12th Dec 2015, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Oh, good! I wasn't sure I had managed that.
moizmad 11th Dec 2015, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
If someone doesn't give her a towel soon, she's getting violent!
smbhax 12th Dec 2015, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Towel, schmowel, let's just get on with it!